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Nottinghamshire residents urged to take care as heatwave approaches

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As temperatures are expected to soar over the next couple of days, Nottinghamshire residents are being advised to take extra precautions in the hot weather.

Areas around England including the East Midlands may experience ‘heatwave’ conditions over the next few days, according to Met Office forecasts.

There is a 60 percent probability of heatwave conditions between 8am on Friday and 8am on Sunday in the region.

Dr Chris Kenny, Director of Public Health Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City, said: “Whilst the forthcoming period of hot weather is only expected to last a couple of days, vulnerable people such as older people, young children and those with ill health need to be on their guard as high temperatures can be risk to their health.

“We encourage people to look out for vulnerable relatives and neighbours and advise them to keep out of the sun, particularly during the hotter periods of the day.

“It is important to remember that everyone should avoid prolonged periods in the sun, regardless of age or health, and drink plenty of water when there is hot weather.”

For more information about the Heat-Health Watch system from the Met Office, please visit www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/heathealth/

Sun safety tips are available from Public Health England by visiting http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Summerhealth

 

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